Flooding Freezing Rain Heavy Rain Snow Storm Alert Winter

Significant Precipitation

A power and significant storm is going to bring crazy amounts of snow and even ice to the state.  The "bullseye" for the heaviest snow outside the Black Hills looks to be from Chadron, Nebraska up towards the Martin and Murdo areas of South Dakota with amounts forecast to be from 19 to 24 inches.  The northern Black Hills are forecast to even have more snow with the Lead and Deadwood area forecast to see over two feet of snow!

Snow is not the only crazy amounts of precipitation during this even.  Ice looks to be a real threat with the Chamberlain back towards Winner seeing the highest amounts, near 0.30" of ice accumulations. Ice accumulations of one tenth to near a quarter of inch are possible for the Huron, Milbank, Miller, Redfield, Sisseton and Watertown areas.  These ice accumulations can cause major issues on the highways and bring a threat of power outages.

On the warmer side across east-central and southeast, South Dakota, rain amounts over an inch are likely.  With snow on the ground and heavy rains, the National Weather Service has placed the region under Flood Watches as the water has nowhere to go.

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